Redistricting Pits Incumbent State Senators Against Each Other
Following last month’s redistricting of Kansas political lines by federal judges, Ellis County has been moved from the 36th into the 40th Senate District.
The current 36th District Senator, Democrat Allen Schmidt of Hays, is running for 40th District Senate seat, along with incumbent Ralph Ostmeyer of Grinnell, and newcomer John Miller, a Norton County Commissioner. Both Ostmeyer and Miller are Republicans.
All three men participated in a candidate forum Tuesday evening in Hays hosted by the Big First Tea Party.
The races for 40th Senate District and Ellis County Clerk were the only two contests for which all the candidates participated in the forum.
Hear remarks from the senate candidates tonight on Street Beat Eagle Community TV Channel 14.